Spring Pasture Walk

Tuesday, May 21, 2019     6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Whitehead Cattle Company
1303 Dexter Corner Rd, Townsend, DE 19734

Credits: Nutrient Management (0.75) Pesticide credit(1.0)

Come and see how Whitehead Cattle Company uses pasture to effectively feed their beef herd. Learn how to identify weeds and how to control them in a pasture setting. In addition, learn about soil health and how healthy soil is the key to making farms more productive, profitable and resilient—and better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Learn how to take a hay sample and visually evaluate hay. The workshop will also feature a talk on Pesticide safety – responsible decision-making and actions to protect pesticide users, public health, plant and animal health, and the environment

The meeting is free and everyone interested in attending is welcome. If you have special needs in accessing this program, please call the office two weeks in advance.

To register or request more information, please call our office at (302)831-2506. Please call to register by Friday, May 10.


Welcome and Introductions
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Tour of Pastures and Pasture Management
George and Lynda Whitehead, Whitehead Cattle Company

Weed Identification and Control in Pastures
Quintin Johnson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Pesticide Safety
Dr. Kerry Richards, University of Delaware Pesticide Safety Education Program

Soil Health
Jayme Arthurs, NRCS Research Conservationist

Proper Hay Sampling and How to Visually Evaluate Hay
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Wrap up and Evaluations
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension